Dustin Nelson is the owner of Dark Valley Tattoo Collective in Grand Junction, Colorado. He has been drawing for over 30 years. Originally inspired by comic books, he eventually was drawn to surrealism and realism.
Dustin graduated from Palisade high school, attended Colorado Mesa University as a Graphic Design major, and served 8 years in the military. His natural drive for art and design eventually led him to begin tattooing in 2011. Dustin now constantly pushes his abilities as an artist into a realistic tattooing style that has become unique to his specific attention to detail.